hackneyed : Definition, Usages, News and More
- s repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
- There were no fresh ideas in the election manifesto of the party, instead there were a bunch of hackneyed phrases.
- Those are the most hackneyed excuses I've heard all day.
- It may sound like the plotline of a hackneyed Hollywood thriller, but hundreds of thousands of Americans may have already been victims of identity theft.
News & Articles
- Film review: 'Kings of Summer' a teen comedy gem
Minnesota Public Radio's Stephanie Curtis discusses "The Kings of Summer" in this week's Cube Critics video. Curtis said the familiar story is goes from hackneyed to a gem in the hands of director Jordan Vogt-Roberts.
June 7, 2013 - Minnesota Public Radio
- Dan Schneider in Kansas City Star
Schneider says he's always striving to raise the bar in his genre while desperately avoiding "hackneyed writing, silly premises and low production values."
- Ron Dennis in ITV.com
McLaren boss Ron Dennis said the result proved the truth one of racing's perennial clichÃ©s: "One of the oldest motor racing phrases ever coined is: 'To finish first, first you have to finish.' Hackneyed it may be, but it's true nonetheless."...
- Michael Feinstein in New York Times
The concept of the album followed a circuitous path,Mr. Feinstein explained recently in the piano room of his Upper East Side town house. "It began as a tribute to the Greatest Generation without the hackneyed material. Then it became...